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Video: Madlib & Freddie Gibbs, “Thuggin”

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Tim Althaus

It’s about time Gangsta Gibbs & Madlib dropped some visuals from their collaborative EP; they released a teaser last week, but I’m usually not too big on posting those. I woke up this morning to a Facebook wall post from one of my musical comrades, and needless to say I was very surprised that it was the video for “Thuggin”. This is one of the most gutter tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Madlib’s beat full of sequential strings is relatively simple, but it gives Freddie Gibbs the perfect canvas to spray blood, sweat and tears on. I can not wait to hear more material from these two; it’s blatantly obvious that they are a deadly duo.


J Dilla x Stussy Documentary Part 3

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , on Monday, March 1, 2010 by Tim Althaus

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Sorry for the pause in posting people, but there really hasn’t been anything that has spiked my interest a great deal in the last week. This video; however, is a much different story. This is the third and final part of Stussy’s documentary on J Dilla; this video pertains to Jay making beats and how he progressed his sound and where Jay got a lot of his sounds from. I love hearing Dave Cooley breaking down what it was like to work with Dilla in the studio; I can’t imagine what it was like to see that man doing his best work. House Shoes mentions another crazy fact: Dilla made most of his tracks in just about fifteen minutes. That shit is nuts. Big ups to Stussy and Stones Throw for collaborating to tell the story of one of the greatest minds music has ever seen.

J Dilla x Stussy Part 2

J Dilla x Stussy Part 1

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J Dilla x Stussy Documentary (Part 1) + Common’s Thoughts on J Dilla

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Monday, February 15, 2010 by Tim Althaus

You will probably see me posting a lot of stuff about J Dilla in the next couple of weeks; I feel way behind the curve considering his birthday was on the 7th. Stussy has released a limited edition shirt in memory of Jay Dee, and they have also put together a three part documentary. This is the first part, and you will see many of the people that were privileged to know Dilla throughout his life. This documentary looks like it’s going to be an awesome testament to Dilla’s legacy, and you all should definitely check it out.

Underneath is a video of Common talking with about Jay Dee.

R.I.P. James Dewitt Yancey (Feb 7, 1974 – Feb 10, 2006)

Peanut Butter Wolf Talks Evolution of Stones Throw With Splash Magazine

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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This is a great interview if you are a big Stones Throw fan (like I am). Peanut Butter Wolf talks about his label Stones Throw and the evolution it has taken. He also talks about issues like Madlib touring, what it was like to do a show with Ed Banger in Europe, what kind of vinyl he usually digs for, and art work. It tends to get a little boring, but if you are interested in the label as much as I am, you find the stuff really interesting.

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Stones Throw x Ed Banger = Pure Insanity

Posted in Media, Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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Here is some awesome video footage from the recent tour that Stones Throw and Ed Banger have embarked on. Each of the labels brought out some of their new talent and toured the fine continent of Europe. Stones Throw brought James Pants, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam Funk & label owner (as well as bomb ass DJ) Peanut Butter Wolf. Who was repping for Ed Banger you might ask? DJ Mehdi, Busy P (also known as Pedro Winter (Ed Banger Label owner)) & DSL is the answer. If you watch the video, you can tell that every one of these shows looks like a non-stop party. I wish I could say that I was fortunate to be in Europe and see these two labels team up. No dissapointments here. Make sure you have your dancing shoes on because after watching this one you may have the urge to get down.

J Rocc’s 4th Thank You to Jay Dee

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , on Thursday, March 5, 2009 by Tim Althaus


I went over to Hip Hop Official today to get my daily does of news (as I do with all of my sources) and I stumbled across J Rocc’s latest masterpiece. Thank You Jay Dee, Act 4 is the latest installment of the podcast mixes that J Rocc has been putting out exclusively through Stones Throw. This mix sounds top tier and it doesn’t surprise me because J Rocc makes some of the best Dilla mixes out there. You will hear beats that you might have not heard, originals of samples Dilla used, and great remixes. After you get this one, make sure you go out and download the rest (Act 1, 2 & 3) as soon as you can because those are tight as hell to.


Video: Dope Dilla Tribute

Posted in Video with tags , on Friday, February 13, 2009 by Tim Althaus

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I saw this over at Stones Throw’s website today when I jumped over there for my weekly dose of news. It’s about a minute and thirty seconds long and it features some bad ass animation. It goes through Jay’s career with different clips of songs that he did during that era.

Live Audio Bootleg: Jaylib, Live at the Henry Fonda Theater, 4/2/04

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , on Saturday, February 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus


Here it is folks, the first Jaylib show with Dilla and Madlib. I decided to check out Stones Throw‘s website figuring that they may have some current news about Dilla on this gracious day. It turns out that they posted the first ever Jaylib show from 2004. This set was spun by J Rocc (of the World Famous Beat Junkies Crew) and features Melo-D (also of the Beat Junkies) on commentary and a special guest appearance from Common. This show was actually for the celebration of the Madvillain release party. Make sure you check this one out, there is no way that it can dissapoint. Two of the greatest minds of their time on one stage, shut shit down.

Download: Jaylib, Live @ The Henry Fonda Theater 4/2/04

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Raise It Up For Ma Dukes!

Posted in Culture with tags , , , , , on Saturday, February 7, 2009 by Tim Althaus

ma-dukesJ Dilla’s mother, Ma Dukes, has been going through some very rough times lately with her son’s estate in limbo. Stones Throw and legendary t-shirt artist Parra have teamed up for a special shirt that is dedicated to Ma Dukes. Personally I love the shirts that ST and Parra have teamed up for in the past, and to tell you the truth, this one is no different. Ma Dukes has had to put up with a lot of the bullshit that has been going on with Dilla’s estate and Ma Dukes herself has recently come down with Lupus.

Ma Dukes needs every bit of help that she can possibly get, Dilla has daughters that aren’t seeing any of the royalties that Dilla’s estate has been accumulating. Ma Dukes is a very strong woman, but she can’t fight Lupus and Dilla’s battles at the same time. She needs our help and every little bit is appreciated!

raise-it-up Get on over to Stones Throw and make sure you pick yourself up one of these t-shirts. Not only will you be the flyest individual in your crew, but you will also be doing Dilla a huge favor.

Fighting to keep Dilla’s Legacy

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 by Tim Althaus


First and foremost I want to let you all know that this issue that is going on with J Dilla’s estate is absolute bulshit. Apparently these people are not giving any of the money that is rightfully owed to Dilla’s mother (Ma Dukes) and Dilla’s children. The IRS is claiming that it’s because of some tax issues that he had accumulated.

In the February version of Vibe magazine you will find a pretty big article about the genius and legend J Dilla. From what I’ve read (click “read” for article) on the Stones Throw website, this might be the best article that I’ve ever read on Dilla because it’s very in depth. It talks a lot about what is going on with the Dilla estate right now, the condition of Ma Dukes herself (she was recently diagnosed with Lupus, the same disease that took her son’s life) and what is going on with his daughters. Another thing that is very interesting is the issue looming about last year’s mixtape classic “Dillagenece” with Busta Rhymes. It appears that Dilla’s so called “estate” is trying to sue Busta over the use of the beats on the album saying that he never payed for them. Ma Dukes however has a different take on the situation: “He got a raw deal,” she says, “Busta didn’t take anything from anybody.”

If you are a fan of Dilla this is a must read for you. I can tell you that when I’m out and about picking up the new Beat Konducta album, I will also be picking up this issue of Vibe (despite the fact that Kanye’s dumbass is on the cover) for my collection. I really hope that Ma Dukes is able to get these issues resolved because she is in a very unfortunate situation right now and she needs all the help she can get. This man is one of the most influential people that I’ve ever had the experience of learning about and there is no reason that this legal “limbo” should be going on right now.